Students show their medals after the electric car challenge

The New Mexico Middle School Electric Car Challenge consists of a battery-powered model car race, design competition, as well as the option to compete in a research oral presentation.

The 2021 competition will be virtual.  

Building a battery-powered car requires skills in both math and science. The primary goal of the competition is to generate enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills at a crucial stage in the development of middle school students.

  • Teams are provided everything needed to build and power a battery model car (chassis, wheels, gears, motor, etc.).
  • Entrants will be limited to the first 20 teams that register by the deadline.
  • Teams may be made up of a maximum of 6 students.
  • Each school can register up to two teams.
A student participates in the electric car challenge
Students participate in the electric car challenge